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New Country Liberal Party M.P. opposes Muckaty nuclear waste dump plan

The former deputy mayor of Darwin’s satellite city of Palmerston nominated a proposal to build a nuclear waste dump as an issue on which she would consider crossing the floor.

During her campaign, Ms Griggs attacked Labor for its proposals to build the dump at Muckaty Station, about 120km north of Tennant Creek…….NT Labor Chief Minister Paul Henderson supported Ms Griggs’s stance

Top End Country Liberal MP ‘will cross floor’ Mark Schliebs *  The Australian * September 01, 2010 NEWLY elected Country Liberal Party MP Natasha Griggs will cross the floor on bills she regards as unfair to the Northern Territory.

Ms Griggs, who won the marginal Top End seat of Solomon, said her allegiance to her constituents would determine how she would vote on certain issues. Like previous federal MPs from the NT, Ms Griggs regards all Territorians as her constituents, not just the voters in her Darwin-based electorate.

Ms Griggs said she would support the Coalition on all matters that did not harm the NT.

The former deputy mayor of Darwin’s satellite city of Palmerston nominated a proposal to build a nuclear waste dump as an issue on which she would consider crossing the floor.

During her campaign, Ms Griggs attacked Labor for its proposals to build the dump at Muckaty Station, about 120km north of Tennant Creek…….

The Greens are strongly opposed to nuclear waste being stored in Australia and with Melbourne MP Adam Bandt wielding power in the lower house, the major parties cannot afford dissent within their ranks if they want to go ahead with a dump……..

NT Labor Chief Minister Paul Henderson supported Ms Griggs’s stance. “Ms Griggs should always act in the Territory’s interests.”… Top End Country Liberal MP ‘will cross floor’ | The Australian

September 1, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics | , , , , ,

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